9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

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9 days in Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Eastern Province
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kinigi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Butare
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Kigali
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

1
day
Eastern Province

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eastern Province journey planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Eastern Province is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Cape Town in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Eastern Province, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kinigi.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

2
nights
Kinigi

Kinigi ©
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Volcans National Park and then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinigi holiday planner.

Drive from Eastern Province to Kinigi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Eastern Province in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kinigi: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Butare.

Things to do in Kinigi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruhengeri
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Iby'iwacu Cultural Village ©
Iby'iwacu Cultural Village

2
nights
Butare

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nyungwe National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, and then get engrossed in the history at King's Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Butare itinerary planner.

Drive from Kinigi to Butare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Kinigi in April, you will find days in Butare are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Butare

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

3
nights
Kigali

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then witness the site of a historic battle at Camp Kigali Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kigali vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Butare to Kigali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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